Defender and keeper combine for calamitous own goal in Slovenia
Communication is key in football – nobody should really need reminding of that. Admittedly, the bellowing cries of a keeper can sometimes get lost in the noise of a boisterous crowd – but there's not much of an excuse when you're only playing in front of 1,500 people.
When centre-back Jogan attempted to nod the ball back to his keeper, it seems quite likely that there was no call from net-minder Sorcan.
Consequently, the ball looped over the 21-year-old's head to gift their all-conquering visitors – title winners in seven of the last nine seasons – an early lead.
Own goal at 0:08.
The blunder set the tone for the rest of Gorica's match: Maribor ran out 3-0 winners to increase their eight-point gap over the third-place side.
Maribor have been drawn in Liverpool's Champions League group this season, and first face the Reds on October 17.
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